The Best of 2018: Smart Devices Edition

The Best of 2018: Smart Devices Edition

It’s that time of the year again when we not only take stock of the past nearly twelve months, we also go through our list of things we’d love to buy if we got the chance or the need. Whether it’s buying a gift for a tech-savvy friend or family member or even for yourself, there’s no shortage of options that could send you down a spiral of paralysis analysis. To save you from drowning, here are some of the best of the best this year when it comes to smart and mobile devices. Smartphone (High-end) Winner: OnePlus 6/6T Time and time again, OnePlus has proven that it’s the phone to beat when it comes to the balance of price and features. Sure, it might miss out on the Galaxy Note 9’s remote control S Pen or the Huawei Mate 20 Pro’s array of cameras. It does, however, come with a price tag that won’t hurt your wallet too much. You can take your pick between the more conventional OnePlus 6 (with a headphone jack) or the OnePlus 6T if you’re on T-Mobile. Whichever one you choose, you’ll get a solid experience at a more affordable cost. Runner-up: Pixel 3/iPhone XS Max Naturally, Android purists and iPhone users won’t settle for anything less. If you’re reaching for the sky, the iPhone XS Max is the one to beat. But while the Pixel 3 XL is the top of Google’s line in size and price, you won’t be missing much with a more manageable and more accessible and not-notched Pixel 3 . Smartphone (Mid-range) Winner: OPPO R17 Pro Our review says it all. If you’re in the market for a classy looking Android phone with features to match, the OPPO R17 Pro gives its peers a run for their money. The camera is more than decent and the fast-charging tech is leagues ahead. You will have to tame OPPO’s ColorOS, but it has been less wild than previous generations. Runner-up: iPhone XR iPhone users need only look to the color iPhone XR for their iOS fix on a budget. True, it’s not exactly cheap, but when you have $1,200 as your top mark, $750 looks pretty sweet. Especially if you get almost all the performance at that price, not to mention one of if not the best single-camera phones today. Smartphone (Entry-level) Winner: Moto X4 Android One Edition There hasn’t been much movement in the Android One and Android Go markets so our verdict hasn’t changed that much either. The Moto X4 , which is also available on Google Fi, is still the easiest and cheapest pure Android experience you can get your hands on. It might seem a bit dated, but because it’s Android One, its software won’t be. Runner-up: Moto E5 (Android Go) Want to go even lower? You can’t get lower than Moto E5 with Android Go (Oreo) without cutting corners. At $70, you are getting a lightweight, nearly pure Android phone with still enough power to […]

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